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The Attack

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Original title
L'attentat (The Attack)
Running time
95 min.
Lebanon Lebanon
Ziad Doueiri, Joelle Touma (Novel: Yasmina Khadra)
Éric Neveux
Tommaso Fiorilli
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Co-production Lebanon-France-Belgium-Qatar; Uag / 3B Productions / Canal Plus
Drama | Terrorism. Arab-Israeli conflict
Synopsis / Plot
Amin Jaafari, an Israeli surgeon of Palestinian origin, is completely at home in the society of Tel Aviv. He has a happy marriage, a brilliant career and numerous Jewish friends. When a restaurant suicide bombing kills 19 people and the police confirm that his wife, also dead in the explosion, was responsible for it, he completely refuses to accept the accusation. But his convictions start crumbling when he receives a posthumous letter from his wife confirming her authorship of the crime. Gutted by the revelation and desperate to understand how he could have missed even the slightest intention in his wife, Amin Jaafari leaves the relative security of his adopted homeland and enters Palestinian territories to find the fanatics who recruited her... Based on the best seller novel by Yasmina Khadra.
2012: San Sebastian Film Festival: Special Mention
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